Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Have you ever done something outside of the normal for you? I like to do things a little crazy now and again. One time I went to lunch with a girlfriend over spring break and ended up getting my belly button pierced! Yep, I'd already had two children and was now celebrating being me. My hair color changes with the seasons and last year, I went and got a tattoo of puppy footprints on my right foot, to keep my fur baby in my heart.
A few months ago, I stepped or strutted outside my comfort zone. I had boudoir photography done. While I did want to have some sexy photos for my husband. I wanted them for me. At my age, I felt that I needed some validation about my body. I've faced a breast cancer scare and have the scar to prove it. I've had two children and have the stretch marks to show for them--or tiger stripes as they're now called. Frankly, I'm passed the middle age marker and didn't want to wait until I lost ten pounds or whatever excuse.
As luck would have it, a friend had her photos done last year. They were beautiful and tasteful. She gave me the name of the photographer who did hers and the woman was planning a shoot for the following week. I paid for it and then there was no going back. The shoot was held at a local hotel. Professional hair and make-up was included as well as about 10 finished photos. I'd gone shopping and bought some sexy things but I wasn't sure what would look good on me. My nerves were popping as I rode the elevator up to the floor. I couldn't believe that I was doing it. The make-up artist was really nice. She'd recently worked on the the local production of the major film, OZ and talked me through what she was doing. The hair dresser was equally nice. She said that she wanted me to have bedroom hair, slightly tousled.
When it was time for the photos, I put on one outfit that I thought looked the best. You could tell I was nervous and uncomfortable. The photos felt stiff. As I relaxed about being in my underwear in front of the people, I thought the photos got better. All in all, I was very pleased about how the photos turned out. What do you think?
I'm dying to have more done. Now that I'm comfortable with the idea and got to see the finished product, I want to have a larger variety of poses. If you are looking for someone in Michigan to have boudoir photographs done, I highly recommend Jennifer Tschirret Urbin. She makes you feel so comfortable and well, just look at these photos! She made an old lady like me look amazing! Contact her today!
7/14/2013 03:41:31 pm
You rock girlfriend! The photos are beautiful!
7/14/2013 03:45:33 pm
Thanks Kacey! I do think everyone should do it. You'd be surprised at how beautiful they make you feel!
7/14/2013 04:07:44 pm
I absolutely LOVE the pictures and you amazingly beautiful, sexy and all things nice. You should be very proud and I look forward to your next session1
7/15/2013 02:09:54 am
Thank you Mike. I'm glad that I stepped outside my comfort zone and gave it a try! One more thing off my bucket list!
7/14/2013 07:13:13 pm
Wow, just wow! You look absolutely awesome! Sort of makes me wish I lived in Michigan to get some done for me...lol. But, I'd break the camera, so I guess it's a good thing I don't yes?
7/15/2013 02:11:34 am
Ms. Margaret...there's one in San Antonio. Just let me know and I'll get her name! I thought I would break the camera too. I didn't think that I could look this beautiful. I highly recommend it!
7/16/2013 05:23:46 am
OMG....Melissa...you look amazing! You go girl...I've been thinking of having this done since I hit 50 last year. But like, you, I'm a little nervous. Thinking maybe I should have done it 20 years ago. I am so proud of you & you've given me something to seriously think about. Thank you for sharing!
7/16/2013 06:20:04 am
Jessie, you should do it. You'd be surprised how beautiful the photos are and how amazing you'll look. It was certainly worth the money for me and I'm glad I did it. I'll always have a photo of myself looking beautiful when I doubt myself.
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